About the practice:
We represent clients in court and out-of-court proceedings arising out of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The pandemic has provoked a huge number of defaults and, as a result, local and international disputes in various areas of business. Our services cover the following categories of dispute:
Representing a US company engaged in servicing facilities for the oil, gas and mining sectors worldwide in negotiations over the potential termination of a service contract due to the additional costs caused by regional laws creating a financial burden for the client related to the two-week quarantine period for shift workers.
Advising an international financial organisation operating within the CIS on reducing labour costs in connection with the consequences of the spread of COVID-19. We have analysed the Client’s model of cost reduction and proposed several amendments to corporate documents to bring them into compliance with Russian law.
Representing a restaurant based in central Moscow in negotiations with the lessor to reduce the rent under lockdown due to COVID-19. As a result of the negotiations, the parties concluded an additional agreement reducing the rental payments.